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  1. First Blog Post

    First blog post. This seems like the ideal place to detail my projects since it isn't occupying space on the forum and it doesn't necessitate a reply, but people can still comment on it.

    Latest progress, a new, lighter, more efficient furnace. 5 cm kaowool insulation, a little under 1 cm hotface (the slab roller was set to " but it must not be very accurate), with a tuyere for a " nominal burner. The bore is roughly 20 cm and fits an A6 clay graphite crucible from McMaster. ...
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  2. Need some flat plate. Made my own.

    I need some 6mm flat stock to make the motor mounts for my little CNC gantry Mill, so I decided to cast some.



    I got heavy shrinkage...



    Luckily the pouring spout was long.

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  3. Started (yet another) project - Small CNC Gantry Mill

    Hi Guys,

    Since you can never have too many unfinished projects floating around, I thought I'd start another one.


    The write upo will be...
    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/bencht...ting_mill.html

    I am sick of having my Mill 1 hours drive away, but the last four houses we offered on we didn't get, so we're still in an apartment. ...
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  4. hand with marble

    Updated 12-07-2011

    This is my next project, still a work in progress. I am planning to put a marble in a cast hand. It will have a light coming up under it to light up the marble.

    Here is the molding material I used:



    Here is the wax pattern: I am not too happy with how it turned out but I think I cleaned ...

    Updated 12-13-2011 at 08:10 PM by metalshop

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  5. Folding stands

    I had taken a picture this summer, of some folding stands I fabbed up a few years back, figured you guys might enjoy the pic. These are some of the handiest tools I've made, they get used a lot. The legs are solid sucker rod, grade eight bolts on all joints, with the nuts tacked, so they can't work off. A pipe across two make an instant saw horse. All 4 with two pipes and some plywood make an adjustable height table. I also made some socket type extensions, when I needed a bit more height on a project. ...
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